Instructional Designer

Job description

This position provides expertise in online course design and outreach for distance learning credit programs. Duties include assisting faculty in the design of online coursework/programs and instructional practices, re-visioning courses and course segments for electronic delivery methods, and working with the DL Manager and Learning Management to develop, schedule, and provide workshops to support faculty IT needs. Position collaborates with the DL Manager, Learning Management, and Strategic Communications to manage and update documents, guidelines, and web resources for student and faculty resource pages. Expertise in instructional design, educational technology, and oral and written communication. Must be well organized and able to work collaboratively and independently. Experience with web content management preferred.

Job Title
Instructional Designer

Requisition Number

Working Title
Instructional Designer

Department Name
3L500:ITS Academic Tech & Faculty Engagement

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Intermittent sitting for long periods of time. Occasional work-related travel.


Primarily Days Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. (40 hrs/wk)but additional hours could be required to complete projects. Occasional work travel.


Microsoft Office, Canvas learning management system, Zoom web conferencing software.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree preferred. At least 3 years of experience in instructional design using learning management systems and advanced multimedia and/or e-learning authoring software preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of paid, full-time employment experience do you have working as an instructional designer?
    • None
    • Some, but less than 2 years
    • More than 2 years, but less than 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * How many years of paid, full-time employment experience do you have working as an instructional designer for online courses?
    • None
    • Some, but less than 2 years
    • More than 2 years, but less than 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please provide an example of an interaction you have had that shows how you communicate with faculty.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your experience creating and updating web resources.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/9/2018
    Application Due: 5/23/2018
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